A Passionate Purpose

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” —Bishop T.D. Jakes

Wasted time is my biggest fear. Time only moves forward and you cannot get it back. So many people simply settle for the ordinary, go the safe or easy route, and fail to really question what they want to accomplish in their lives.

Begin by exploring what you love to do, then figure out how to make that a career. Anything done with true passion, will make you so much more successful. Even if you have to study extra hard or work longer hours, pursuing your passion will lead you to your purpose and all of that time is time well spent.

The biggest breakthrough I had as a nurse was that the bedside is not where I saw myself forever. I often would have feelings of anxiety, fatigue, and just not looking forward to going into work. Living a life with that constant rotation “just gotta get through these 3 shifts, then it’s the weekend” is not a healthy way to live. We spend a majority of our lives working, why should it be something that is only done to live for the weekend? Why not pursue a career that does not even feel like we are working? That is a life I want to live. Sure, a job is a job and must make ends meet, but it does not have to be stressful or anxiety-provoking 100% of the time.

Recognizing my thoughts and feelings led me to pursue a job change and my voice acting career. I love nursing, but the bedside was burning me out. I was offered a night charge position and really enjoy it so far. The change of pace and daily routine have improved my anxiety and does allow more time for acting auditions!

My ultimate career goals in life are to allow voice acting to be my main source of income and work PRN at the bedside. Nursing is a career I enjoy, but acting is my passion and I will live to pursue it.

Until next shift,

Shania

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